Flashback to the '80s for a wedding party!

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PNC Broadway Across America-Louisville and The Louisville Theatrical Association welcome the Tony nominated Broadway musical comedy THE WEDDING SINGER to the Kentucky Center November 13-18. THE WEDDING SINGER , called “One Big Party! A good-natured, high-energy musical” by Newsday, is based upon the 1998 hit film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore that grossed over $120 million worldwide.

 

It’s the ‘80’s—a time for junk bonds, MTV, “Dynasty,” Duran Duran and leg warmers! Robbie Hart, New Jersey Wedding Singer, lives in his grandmother’s basement and dreams of being a successful singer/songwriter. Once Robbie is finally ready to settle down, his fiancee leaves him standing at the altar, becoming a wedding planner’s worst nightmare!   He breaks down and begins taking out his bitterness on stage until his eye and heart turn to a new friend, Julia, who is already engaged to a wealthy Wall Street broker.

 

“Awesome! Audiences haven’t had this much fun since ‘Mamma Mia’ says Jess Cagle, People Magazine. With an original score by two of Broadway’s freshest young award-winning talents, composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin, THE WEDDING SINGER rocks totally 80’s style!   The book THE WEDDING SINGER was written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.   Herlihy is the screenwriter of the hit movie and former “Saturday Night Live” head writer.

 

THE WEDDING SINGER with original Broadway direction by Tony © Award-winner John Rando, recreated by Paul Stancato; original Broadway choreography by Tony © Award-winner Rob Ashford, recreated by Chris Bailey and Tony © Award-winning set designer Scott Pask. 

 

THE WEDDING SINGER was nominated for: Five Tony Awards including Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical; three Drama League Awards including Distinguished Production of a Musical; and four Broadway.com Audience Awards including Favorite New Broadway Musical.

 

The performance schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 1 p.m., and Sunday Evening at 6:30 p.m.  

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office (502-584-7777, 800-775-7777), at any Ticketmaster outlet (502-361-3100) or online at kentuckycenter.org or ticketmaster.com.

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